Free Online Card Games -- Getting Ready for Las Vegas

Free online card games that can be played over the Internet
are great for practice to increase your skills or to just
have fun with. Being able to take advantage of playing free
card games on your computer like poker and video poker can
even prepare you for making cash in the future.

Poker is becoming a popular choice of what people are
playing now, in particular Texas Hold'Em. Playing for free
is the best way to begin learning poker for a person who has
no experience. The largest poker room on the Net has around
70,000 simultaneous players who play for real money and
approximately 7 million registered users who enjoy playing
for fun at the time of this writing. With all the offerings
of "play for fun or for real", it would be a good idea to
look at your intentions when choosing a place to play at
should you be thinking of eventually playing for cash. You
can always find places that give the option to play at no
cost, but some places do not offer the option to play for
real money.

Video poker is very common in Las Vegas casinos as well as
with online casinos. The casinos on the Internet can be
played for free, plus you can find others places to play at
no cost on Yahoo! Google and MSN. But when you play certain
ones like "Jacks or Better", it is a good idea to study what
the payout scale is on the variety you are playing. The goal
should be to find a free version that has the same odds as
your favorite in Las Vegas, so you can use it to perfect
your skills for winning. Keep in mind that just because you
see a Jacks or Better sign on the machine in a land based
casino or on your computer does not mean that the payouts
are all the same. This especially holds true in land based
casinos even if the signs in a group of machines are exactly
the same. Payout percentages can vary from lows of 92.6% to
over 100% for Jacks or Better. Now if you have a hard time
locating a no cost version of your favorite, you can
purchase software programs for under $40.00 that will not
only let you play your favorites, but offer tutorials and
counsel your play to help you get better at it.

Sometimes manufacturers of slot and video poker machines
will offer versions of their video poker that can be played
with no cost to the player. These are the same businesses
that build the machines for Las Vegas casinos so you can
really have a good time with what they periodically offer
for "test play".

Okay, now let's talk more about Las Vegas. People spend
millions having fun in the casinos there, but why should the
fun stop when you leave? It is so easy to find poker
software programs for Texas Hold'Em today. But with a little
searching you can buy software which features Pai Gow Poker,
Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride. And if you like the
slots there are also sites that sell CD's for the actual
Blazing 7's, Double Diamond, Popeye, Blondie, Betty Boop
slots and more. You do have to pay one time for it, but you
will play for hours with no further cash outlay and be ready
for the next trip. Have fun and good luck!

About the Author

Tom Howze is a webmaster for 9 sites that relate to 2005 World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour events and updates along with resources for free online card games .

Tom Howze